'I'd love to make another Dil Chahta Hai'

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'I'd love to make another Dil Chahta Hai'

“He is low on confidence on certain issues. He is bullied and is unable to tell a girl that he loves her. Then he starts getting mysterious calls from himself,” the actor-director says. “There is a wonderful loser-to-hero twist in the story and a great romantic track between me and Deepika,” he adds.

Apart from Karthik Calling Karthik, Don 2, the sequel to his directorial venture Don, is also on the cards. He will also be producing a project called Sid. “It is too early to talk about Sid. The script of the film is still being developed,” he says. Then there is also sister Zoya Akhtar’s film in which he plays a pivotal role. But as far as singing is concerned, all he says is, “I may sing a promotional song for Karthik Calling Karthik.”

He admits that he finds his role as a film-maker the toughest of all. “Direction takes care of everything including acting and it’s a job that starts before everyone else’s work and ends after everything ends,” he says. Speaking of direction, will he ever make another cult film like Dil Chahta Hai (DCH)? He says, “DCH  didn’t happen consciously. I’d love to make another DCH but I can’t do it forcefully as that will become too obvious, and may not work too well.”

However, he assures that Zoya’s film, which is about a road trip of three friends, is quite similar to DCH. With his mother Honey Irani and sister Zoya also being film-makers, do they always discuss films at home? “Yes. No matter what the topic of conversation is, we always end up discussing films,” he laughs. So which are his favourite films? “It’s very hard to say as there are so many good works. But Sholay and Godfather are two films that I can watch over and over again.”

Farhan is one of the few actors in Bollywood, who sings for himself. This was seen in his smash-hit debut Rock On. But he totally loves the concept of playback singing. “I have grown up on it and it’s a part of the film-making culture in India,” he feels. “Had it not existed, we would have never come across legends like Kishore Kumar and Mohammad Rafi.”

Music is something that keeps him occupied even in his free time. “I play the guitar whenever I am free,” he says. No wonder, the man has attended many great concerts in his life. “I saw U2  live in Dublin. It was an amazing concert,” he says. “I feel happy to have seen Michael Jackson live in Mumbai as well. I even saw Kishore Kumar live in Mumbai, when I was small,” he says proudly.

Being a stylish gentleman, he admits that he loves changing his look. “I get bored with the way I look.” But he is happy that his hair is always styled by his hairstylist wife Adhuna. “My hair is in expert hands at least,” he laughs.

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